Sundance Catalyst connects culturally-engaged film investors and funders with highly-anticipated film projects and with the Sundance community. The goal is to foster a meaningful dialogue that opens new paths to production for the most promising new independent films and to create a culture where investors and filmmakers can build fertile partnerships for the long-term. Over three days at the Sundance Resort each September, the invitation-only Catalyst Forum introduces prospective financiers to a slate of 10-12 top-notch, Sundance-supported documentary and fiction projects seeking financing. Through project presentations, individually scheduled meetings, and informal social gatherings, investors interface directly with filmmakers, top advisors, and Sundance program leadership. Additionally the schedule delves into the risks and rewards of film investing through case studies, round table discussions, special screenings and artist conversations.
Impact of Catalyst
As a result of the past six years of Catalyst gatherings, more than $28 million has been raised for 89 documentary and fiction film projects. Learn more about our slate of completes Catalyst films and where you can watch them below.
Sundance Institute and The Harnisch Foundation joined forces to launch Catalyst Women, a groundbreaking new program offering creative investors the opportunity to directly support women-led film projects! The inaugural program took place May 4–5, 2017 in New York City.